Research on ashwagandha shows it helps reduce stress and inflammation in the body, leading to a slew of other health benefits from sleep to sports nutrition, cognitive health, sexual function and more. However, ensuring the Ayurvedic herb is potent, safe and properly harvest is at the root (pun intended) of concern for supplement brands that wish to supply ashwagandha to its consumers. In this podcast Heather Granato, vice president of content, Informa Exhibition’s health and nutrition network, and Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER, discuss:
A recent trip Granato took to India to film ashwagandha harvesting from the field to the production facility.
An Ayurvedic hospital that uses practices from the traditional healing system to treat patients.
Why Informa Exhibition’s associate producer Charlie English starting taking ashwaganhda.
For more information on ashwagandha, check out Informa’s new content marketing site ashwagandaadvantage.com, sponsored by KSM-66 Ashwagandha, where you can see reports, blogs, infographics, digital magazines, and—in late March 2017—the documentary that is referenced in this podcast.